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Both Barrels June 2022

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He’s got sharp eyes, good ears and drives mum mad with his mallard drake whistle.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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Hunters shot slightly fewer birds and spent less time in the maimai on opening weekend of the game bird season in Otago this year.

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Both Barrels April 2022

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The 2022 game bird season gets off to a bang on Saturday, May 7.

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Both Barrels July 2021

2021 July Both Barrels Buck

That’s a wrap for the mallard season in Otago, which ended on July 11.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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Duck and quail shooting is a family affair for the Bonneys of Allanton.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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Scouting 20 hours a week has been the key to success so far this duck season, Otago hunter Chris Bell says.

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Both Barrels March 2021

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With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...

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South Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Ace game bird chef Phil Hazeldine presiding over a wild game feast.

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Both Barrels August 2018

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As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.

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Otago Both Barrels July 2018

Otago game bird hunters...don't despair with the end of the mallard season.

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Otago Both Barrels June 2018


Winter has finally arrived in the south with cold temperatures and lots of snow on the hills.

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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

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Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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Fine start predicted to gamebird hunting season

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Over 4000 Otago duck hunters are excited by the prospects of what could be the best season in years.

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